Greystead Old Rectory is a wonderful church conversion near Bellingham. With upside down accommodation, its four bedrooms are on the ground floor. There are three king-size doubles, and a twin bedroom. There is also a bathroom, shower room, and a first floor open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area. The ground floor also has a sitting room with woodburner. Outside there is shared use of the large gardens, and also the all-weather tennis court, which is shared with the owners. There is also ample off road parking for four cars. Greystead old Church makes a great base for a relaxing break.
Four ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. First floor open plan mezzanine living area with kitchen with central island, dining area and sitting area. Ground floor sitting room with woodburner. Entrance hallway.
Eco-friendly wood pellet heating from biomass boiler, underfloor in some rooms, with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVDs, CD/radio, WiFi, free phone, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Ample eco-friendly grass-effect off road parking for 4 cars. Private, enclosed garden area with furniture and BBQ in secluded corner of owners' spacious garden Shared use of owners' all-weather tennis court. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 5 miles, pub 3 miles.
Unofficially recognised as the capital of the Tyne Valley, it is a picturesque collection of stone houses nestling on the banks of the North Tyne river. This part of Northumbria is steeped in history and a wide range of historical monuments and buildings pay testament to the region's past. Hadrian's Wall is a short drive and the origins of Bellingham itself can be traced back to Roman times. In addition, the local countryside remains unspoilt and much of it is cared for by the National Trust, offering ample opportunities for walking, riding and other outdoor pursuits. The countryside also acts as home to a variety of wildlife and there are a number of nature reserves from which you can observe animals in their natural habitat.
Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.